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Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum, Abilene

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Immerse yourself in the life and times of one of America's most memorable presidents at Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum. Learn all about Eisenhower's varied life, from his strict religious upbringing to his leadership of the War Plans Division in World War II and subsequent two-term presidency. Featuring Eisenhower's boyhood home, this complex gives you a real sense not only of this leader's origins, but of life more generally in early-20th century Kansas. Those with kids should bear in mind there is a dearth of interactive activities and any trip here will involve lots of reading. Make sure to pay your respects in the meditation garden, the final resting place of Eisenhower, his wife, and their infant child. Plan your visit to Dwight D. Eisenhower Library and Museum and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Abilene day trip website.
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  • The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum was the highlight of our recent road trip across Kansas. The museum library is very well done with an excellent timeline of his military service and... 
    The Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum was the highlight of our recent road trip across Kansas. The museum library is very well done with an excellent timeline of his military service and...  more »
  • This presidential tour was with a family group, and those of all ages enjoyed learning, exploring, and actively participating in the museum and library exhibits. We each took away something... 
    This presidential tour was with a family group, and those of all ages enjoyed learning, exploring, and actively participating in the museum and library exhibits. We each took away something...  more »
  • The Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum and Library also includes the burial chapel, his childhood home, and visitor center, on several acres of parkland, in Abilene, Kansas. It seems so fitting that the... 
    The Dwight D. Eisenhower Museum and Library also includes the burial chapel, his childhood home, and visitor center, on several acres of parkland, in Abilene, Kansas. It seems so fitting that the...  more »
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  • Very nice museum worth a visit. It does a good job outlining the life of Eisenhower without getting too bogged down in minutia. The website says to plan on 3 hours, but I saw the museum in about 1 (and no, I didn't hurry). There are quite a few pieces including the actual table where the D-Day invasion was planned. Lovely grounds that are also close to the other museums, so one could park here and visit most of the other museums in town with a very short walk. My main beef is that the boyhood home was closed, the gift shop was closed and the library was closed and yet they charge the full $15. In my opinion, if they are going to close half of the facility then they should charge half of that price.
  • This is my 8th Presidential Library! I was in Olathe, KS for half marathon and went to Truman one day and Eisenhower today! The gift shop and visitor center staff are wonderful. The boy good home is closed and under “preservation.” The museum is absolutely amazing! I could have spent 3 hours alone just in the WW2 section! I learned SO MUCH about IKE and his military career! The D-Day table was one of the best pieces of history you will ever see. You truly do not understand the weight this man carried and the love for his country until you visit and read. The grounds are amazing. Peaceful. Quiet!
  • Fantastic museum honoring an incredible man. I was moved to tears multiple times throughout my visit. Highly recommend this museum, it's even better now after the renovation.
  • Very interesting museum with a lot of exhibits covering President Eisenhower’s life from childhood, through war and presidency. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you are interested in history.
  • Really enjoyed this museum, it is actually quite big. Shout out to Kelly in the souvenir shop she was very nice, and was eager to be of help.

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